Dokic, Rogowska to meet in Malaysia
Jelena Dokic will meet fellow Australian Olivia Rogowska in the second round of the Malaysian Open after the duo began their respective campaigns with straight-sets victories in Kuala Lumpur.
Dokic saw off France’s Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 6-1 while Rogowska defeated Elitsa Kostova of Bulgaria 6-4 6-0.
Elsewhere in opening round action, Petra Martic overcame Japan’s Erika Sema after a tie-break in the third and final set.
The 4-6 6-4 7-5 victory means the Croatian must get past another Japanese opponent in round two following Kurumi Nara's 6-4 6-3 win over Noppawan Lertcheewakam of Thailand in straight sets.
There will be one all-Japan encounter in the last 16 after Misaki Doi shook off a slow start to triumph over Russian Olga Puchkova 4-6 6-1 6-2.
The three-set win means Doi advances to meet compatriot Ayumi Morita, who received a bye.